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January 2020

Japanese Medicine Certification

January 1 @ 12:00 am - December 31 @ 11:59 pm

CEU CLASS: 84 CE HOURS, CEP 436
Registration is ongoing. Participants must register for each individual class/module separately. Certificate is awarded upon completion of 84 CE units in select courses.

AIMC Berkeley is proud to announce the creation of a Certificate in Japanese Medicine. This certificate will be awarded to any licensed acupuncturist or acupuncture student who completes a minimum of 84 Continuing Education units from the Japanese Acupuncture workshops offered at AIMC Berkeley.

Japanese acupuncture is renowned for its ability to create positive clinical outcomes with minimal stimulation. Many acupuncturists who practice Meridian Therapy use little to no needle insertion. The AIMC Japanese Medicine Certification program offers an opportunity to study with masters from Japan who will teach several techniques using intricate, classic methods of Meridian Therapy. They will also demonstrate evidence-based scientific approaches such as trigger point treatment, which is based on autonomic nervous system theory. A gentle approach to moxibustion, also an important feature of traditional medicine in Japan, will be covered in this series as well.

Requirements: Completion of a minimum of 84 CE units from the Japanese Acupuncture certification workshops that are offered by AIMC Berkeley. There are a series of continuing education courses that can be applied to the certificate’s 84-unit requirement. Courses are typically offered each year and can be completed in any order.

Japanese Moxa/Gynecology – 14 CE units
Technique: Japanese style gentle direct moxa
Instructor: Junji Mizutani, L.Ac. (Canada)

Contact Needling & Psychology – 14 CE units
Technique: Funamizu style contact needle
Instructor: Takahiro Funamizu

Contact Needle & Hammer Technique – 14 CE units
Technique: Contact needling and Japanese traditional “Hammer needling” with Meridian therapy
Instructor: Keiko Ogawa, M.D. (pediatric surgeon)

Shakuju Therapy Advanced Course – 14 CE units
Technique: Shakuju Therapy
Instructor: Daiki Takahashi
Assistant Instructors: Tisha Mallon, L.Ac. & Saori Tasaka L.Ac. Japan

Advanced Trigger Point Acupuncture – 14 CE units
Technique: Pain treatment with a modern/scientific style of Japanese trigger point acupuncture
Instructor: Kazunori Itoh, Ph.D.
Assistant Instructor: Haro Ogawa, Team Acupuncturist & Massage Therapist
for the San Francisco Giants

Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture – 21 CE units
Technique: YNSA
Instructor: Yoshifumi Tomita, MD Japan

Japan 10 Seminar –Japanese Acupuncture and Moxibustion Seminar in Tokyo/Shikoku – 35/42 CE units*
http://www.intouchjapan.org/

Priced per class. See each individual course listing for description and pricing. You must register for each class separately.

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May 2020

Module 4: THE ADVANCED MEDICAL QIGONG THERAPY I

May 16 @ 10:00 am - October 17 @ 4:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Module 4: The Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy I
Course approved by CAB for 15 CEU units.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the course will be divided into 2 parts:
Live-streamed 12 Hour Didactic :  May 16-17
In-Person 3 Hour Hands-on: October 17

Prerequisites:
–  All previous Medical Qigong Modules
–  Intro to TCM Course for Modules 4-6: For all non-acupuncturists/acupuncture students, and will be offered privately by Suzannah Stason. This will be a 1.5 day TCM theory course to teach the basics of Chinese medicine theory, channels, diagnosis and application of the medicine as it pertains to medical qigong therapy and practice.

In this course, you will refine and expand your diagnostic skills, energy sensation & sensitivity exercises, and complete learning the Bagua Balancing treatment protocol. You will learn the psycho-emotional and cosmological dimensions of the five elements as they apply to clinical practice. You will learn and practice the Daoist Five Qigong form.

Instructor Info:
Suzannah Stason is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and a licensed Acupuncturist. She comes from Lincoln, Massachusetts and from a young age connected to the interplay between mind and body. After graduating from Stanford University with a Human Biology degree and working both in clinical research and medicine, Suzannah found her passion in Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist. Her commitment to mind-body-spirit medicine carried to her private practice where she loves helping people find greater energy, clarity, health and transformation in their hearts and lives. More on Suzannah background at http://www.suzannahstason.com/about.htmL

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July 2020

MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 5 (HYBRID COURSE)

July 11 @ 9:00 am - October 17 @ 3:00 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy II
Course pending approval by CAB for 15 CEU units

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the course will be divided into 2 parts:
Live-streamed 12 Hour Didactic :  July 11-12
In-Person 3 Hour Hands-on: October 17

PREREQUISITES: Modules 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Course Info: In this course, you will learn a wide variety of medical qigong treatment protocols that tonify,
purge or circulate their patients’ qi, calm shen and balance emotions. You will continue to learn
and cultivate your own qi through practice of the Daoist Five qigong form and Zhang Zuan
Standing meditation practice.

Instructor Info: Suzannah Stason is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and a licensed Acupuncturist. She comes from Lincoln, Massachusetts and from a young age connected to the interplay between mind and body. After graduating from Stanford University with a Human Biology degree and working both in clinical research and medicine, Suzannah found her passion in Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist. Her commitment to mind-body-spirit medicine carried to her private practice where she loves helping people find greater energy, clarity, health and transformation in their hearts and lives. More on Suzannah background at http://www.suzannahstason.com/about.htmL

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ACUPUNCTURE AS A PROFESSION ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

July 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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Acupuncture as a Profession

JOIN US ONLINE:  MONDAY, July 13TH, 6-7:30 PM

During the Online Open House, we will give a comprehensive overview of our Masters and Doctorate programs including curriculum, schedules, tuition, financial aid, our new tele-health program, and online Herbal Pharmacy. Current AIMC students will be available to share their experiences and answer questions.

Also, if you attend and decide to apply for the Fall 2020 term, your application fee of $100 will be waived.

Fall term begins on August 31st.

To join us, contact Holly at 510-224-3178 or admissionsinfo@aimc.edu.

 

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September 2020

INTRODUCTION TO CHINESE MEDICINE – FALL 2020 (Online)

September 9 @ 6:30 pm - October 28 @ 8:30 pm
$95.00

Join us Wednesday evenings starting Septemeber 9th for this comprehensive 8-week course which examines the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine, the how and why of acupuncture and Chinese herbs, and the contemporary practical applications of this increasingly popular form of healthcare.

Course Overview

Instructors: Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc; Rebecca Riggs, L.Ac., MSOM

Discover the fundamentals of Yin and Yang relationships, Five Element Theory (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, Water), and the relationships between our mind, body, spirit and how we can apply them to everyday health and wellness.

Week 1: Philosophy and Theory
Week 2: The Five Branches of Chinese Medicine
Week 3: Diagnosis: Tongue, Pulse, and Everything Else
Week 4: Supporting Your Spleen
Week 5: Listening to Your Lungs
Week 6: Nourishing Your Kidneys
Week 7: Loving Your Liver
Week 8: Healing Your Heart

Class Dates:

Wednesday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm

September 9, 16, 23, 30
October 7, 14, 21, 28

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Medical Qigong Certification Program Overview

September 26, 2020 @ 9:00 am - May 16, 2021 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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California Acupuncture Board Approved CEU Certificate

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Module 1 (1st offering): Sept 12-13, 2020
Module 1 (2nd offering): October 3-4, 2020
Module 2: November 13-14, 2020
Module 3: January 9-10, 2021
Module 4: March 13-14, 2021
Module 5: May 15-16, 2021
Module 6: July 10-11, 2021

Certificate Program Overview

Medical Qigong Therapy, a hands-on-healing and qi emission therapeutic practice, has been used for centuries to balance and restore healthy energy flow in the body, mind and spirit. Based on ancient Daoist and Chinese medical theory, medical qigong is a powerful and effective healing system that has powerful and effective application in any clinical practice. This six weekend series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of medical qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques.

This 6-module series will provide students and practitioners from across healing disciplines the opportunity for deep self-inquiry and Qi cultivation, in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine theory and experiential mastery of Medical Qigong therapeutic diagnostic and treatment techniques.

Three main program goals are:

  • Self-Cultivation: Students will learn and practice several Qigong forms, Qi sensing boundary setting exercises and Daoist meditations to cultivate their own Qi and mind-body-spirit health.
  • Chinese Medicine Theory and Medicinal Daoism: Students will take an in-depth look at key psycho-emotional and cosmological dimensions of medical Qigong practice and theory.
  • Medical Qigong Training: Students will build Qi sensitivity and Qi emission practices with use of Qi balls, sound, color, hand postures and movements, channel reading, and medical Qigong balancing protocols. They will learn to diagnose, treat, and maintain ongoing support to patients in varied clinical settings.

Complete Certificate Hours: 6 weekends of total of 90 hours of class time with additional 60 hours of required clinical practice hours to earn a 150-hour certificate in Medical Qigong Therapy. Each weekend will include group Qigong practice, meditation instruction, lectures, individual and partner work, written assignments and discussions.

About the Instructor:

Suzannah Stason, LAc/CMQ/CQT is a licensed acupuncturist, medical qigong therapist and teacher, and meditation practitioner. Suzannah has a degree in mind-body health from Stanford University and trained with qigong master and Zen priest Suzanne Friedman, L.Ac/DMQ (China) for over 6 years. Suzannah has extensive teaching experience at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Kaiser Permanente, Atria Senior Living, Breath of the Dao Chinese Medicine Clinic and at several private events and conferences. She is currently adjunct faculty at the Acupuncture and Integrated Medical College in Berkeley, California. Suzannah also runs an acupuncture and medical qigong practice in San Francisco where she also teaches regular public qigong classes.

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MEDICAL QIGONG MODULE 6

September 26 @ 9:00 am - September 27 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
$225 – $375.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Title: Advanced Medical Qigong Therapy III

Instructor: Suzannah Stason, LAc., CMQ
The course is pending approval from the California Acupuncture Board for 15 CE units

PREREQUISITES: Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.

Course Info: In this course, you will review all protocols and learn eastern & western pathology and internal organ treatment protocols. You will review Chinese pattern diagnosis and the Western equivalents, and learn how to treat each pattern with medical qigong therapy. You will also explore the dimension of practice ethics, business, and legalities. You will practice and teach qigong exercises we have learned throughout the modules.

Instructor Info: Suzannah Stason is a certified Medical Qigong Therapist and a licensed Acupuncturist. She comes from Lincoln, Massachusetts, and from a young age connected to the interplay between mind and body. After graduating from Stanford University with a Human Biology degree and working both in clinical research and medicine, Suzannah found her passion in Chinese medicine and became an acupuncturist. Her commitment to mind-body-spirit medicine carried to her private practice where she loves helping people find greater energy, clarity, health, and transformation in their hearts and lives. More on Suzannah background at http://www.suzannahstason.com/about.html

Early Bird Rates end 8/26/20

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October 2020

EXTRAORDINARY VESSELS- POSTPONED

October 3 @ 9:00 am - October 4 @ 4:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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POSTPONED

12 CEU UNITS (CAB & NCCAOM) PENDING

About the Course: Extraordinary Vessels are the unconscious blueprint (Yuan Qi) from which the destiny is acted out through the consciousness (Ying Qi) of the Primary Channels.  Because they are the foundation from which all other channel systems develop, they are the most foundational of the complement channel system and ultimately the most powerful in that they offer the possibility of profound personal transformation and cultivation.  This course will examine the development of the Extraordinary Vessel system via classical Chinese understandings of reproduction, conception, and gestation.  The three ancestries of the Extraordinary Vessels and their relationship to genetic & personal expression will be discussed in detail.  Finally, the course will cover each channel and important trajectories, point selections, symptom clouds, and approaches to treatment interventions.

About the Teacher: Sean Tuten, DOM has been a teacher of Chinese medicine for 16 years, both as a speaker throughout the United States, Europe and Australia, and as a former professor at Southwest Acupuncture College. In 2016 he founded the Classical Acupuncture Mentorship, a comprehensive training curriculum in the Complement channels of acupuncture, pulse diagnosis, and classical physiology. He currently maintains private practices in Santa Fe & Albuquerque NM.

More Information at www.acupuncturementorship.com

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ADV. TRIGGER POINTS WITH KAZUNORI ITOH – POSTPONED

October 24 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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CEU CLASS: 14 CE HOURS, CEP 436

POSTPONED

Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine
Join Dr. Kazunori Itoh for a weekend seminar on pain management using advanced modern Japanese techniques including trigger point acupuncture, micro-current acupuncture, and moxa. Trigger points often develop out of acute or repetitive overuse of muscles, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or other kind of strain. Focusing on trigger points is very effective for treating a wide variety of pain, including peripheral pain, spine mediated pain (which affects internal organs), and brain mediated pain (which can impact the entire body).

Dr. Itoh earned a bachelor’s degree in acupuncture and moxibustion from the Meiji University of Integrative Medicine, and went on to complete his doctorate at the same institution. After a stint as assistant lecturer in clinical acupuncture and moxibustion, he spent a year at the University of Toronto studying with Professor B. J. Sessle. He is currently associate professor in the Department of Clinical Acupuncture and Moxibustion at Meiji University of Integrative Medicine. His research specialty is muscular pain, and in 2004 he established an outpatient clinic for fibromyalgia sufferers. He is studying the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in the treatment of fibromyalgia, both clinically and as basic research.

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JAPAN 11: INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR IN TRADITIONAL JAPANESE ACUPUNCTURE – POSTPONED

October 31 @ 5:00 pm - November 7 @ 8:00 pm

POSTPONED

5-day (35-hour CEU) program with orientation and 1-day optional session (CAB/NCCAOM pending)

CE credits from this seminar can be applied toward a Certificate in Japanese Medicine

Course Overview: Building on a decade of experience, the annual In-Touch Seminar in Japan promises great insights and refinement of skills in Japanese acupuncture and moxibustion for both past and new participants.

ORIENTATION

DAY 1 Gynecology 1 w/Yoshihiko Koido

DAY 2 Gynecology 2 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi & Yoshihiko Koido

DAY 3 Gynecology 3 w/Keiko Tsujiuchi

DAY 4 Free Day

DAY 5 Japanese style facial acupuncture with Yoko Oasa using world thinnest needles

DAY 6 Women’s Moxa Therapy 1 w/Matsue Koshiishi

DAY 7 Women’s Moxa Therapy 2 w/Matsue Koshiishi

$1550 Early Bird | $1800 Regular

STUDENTS WHO ARE APPLYING CREDIT FROM THE APRIL 2020 STUDY ABROAD TRIP SHOULD CONTACT accounting@aimc.com TO OBTAIN CODE BEFORE REGISTERING

 

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November 2020

YAMAMOTO NEW SCALP ACUPUNCTURE – POSTPONED

November 20 @ 9:00 am - November 22 @ 5:30 pm
2550 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704, 2550 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA United States
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*** POSTPONED***

** Can be applied towards a Certificate in Japanese Medicine**

Course overview:
Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture (YNSA) is the treatment method designed by Toshikatsu Yamamoto, MD. This technique has efficacy in treating cerebral infarction (CI), intracerebral bleeding, paralysis by central nervous system disease, lower back pain, stiff shoulder, numbness, dizziness, ear ringing. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture is a needling technique using a 0.25mm needle on the scalp based on unique clinical theory and with proven results. In this 3 day seminar, you will learn:

What troubles and symptoms YNSA is effective in treating
The difference between YNSA and other scalp acupuncture techniques
Protocols used to apply YNSA in actual clinical treatment
YNSA style diagnosis
YNSA’s acupuncture points (Basic, Intermediate, Advance)
Most recent case studies by Dr. Yamamoto
Application of YNSA techniques on geriatric hospital population
Hands-on training sessions of YNSA

About the Instructor:
Yoshifumi Tomita has 14 years of clinical experience and is the first acupuncturist certified in Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture Treatment. His style of treatment is integrative, and he has extensive experience treating cancer patients, autoallergic disease, autoimmune disease, Parkinson’s disease and other intractable diseases. Yoshifumi also specializes in Orthomolecular Nutrition&Medicine

 

 

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